Jonathon Givony (formerly of Draft Express fame) has a new 2020 NBA mock draft up over on ESPN.com and it includes two current Wildcats and two future Wildcats.
Updating his mock draft after this past weekend’s Hoophall Classic, Givony has Jaden McDaniels, ESPN’s No. 1 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, as the top overall pick in 2020. Right behind him is another familiar name, Anthony Edwards, at No. 2 overall to the Chicago Bulls. Edwards, a five-star guard, was in Lexington this week for his official visit to UK.
Missed target James Wiseman is third overall. The next name of note is current UK commit Khalil Whitney at No. 11 to play with De’Aaron Fox and Willie Cauley-Stein in Sacramento. Whitney’s UK classmate, Tyrese Maxey, is at No. 21 to Portland.
The most interesting takeaway from Givony’s mock draft is he has two current Wildcats, Tyler Herro and Ashton Hagans, in the 2020 draft, which means he expects them to return to school. He has Herro at No. 18 to the Clippers, where he would join Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Hagans at No. 20 to Houston (one spot ahead of would-be backcourt-mate Maxey).
1. Jaden McDaniels (current UK target)
2. Anthony Edwards (current UK target)
3. James Wiseman, Fr., Memphis
11. Kahlil Whitney, Fr., Kentucky
16. Matthew Hurt (current UK target)
18. Tyler Herro, So., Kentucky
20. Ashton Hagans, So., Kentucky
21. Tyrese Maxey, Fr., Kentucky
33. LaMelo Ball
To see the entire ESPN.com mock draft, click here.